Wednesday, January 18, 2012

DVD Review and Giveaway: A Mile in His Shoes

A Mile in His Shoes is a family-friendly movie (PG) about a young man diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome (a form of autism) and how his God-given talent (his amazing throwing ability) helps him and others. It's about overcoming challenges in life. It is based on the book "The Legend of Mickey Tussler" (a true story). It's directed by William Dear, the director of "Angels In the Outfield." It stars Dean Cain who plays Arthur Murphy, a baseball coach and Luke Schroder who plays Mickey, the main character. Excellent performances!

My family and I enjoyed this movie. It spoke to my heart deeply because one of my kids has symptoms that are similar to Asperger's Syndrome but the doctors diagnosed him with anxiety disorder, instead. My son is very athletic and great with numbers like Mickey. He is also sensitive to noise and crowds like Mickey. When Coach Murphy sees Mickey (a farmer boy) throw apples at a bucket for his pigs, he knows that he has just found an outstanding pitcher for his team. However, Mickey's parents have concerns (I can understand why). Coach Murphy eventually convinces them that joining his minor league team will benefit their son. Coach Murphy is a wonderful encourager, in contrast to Mickey's father who discourages his son (while being protective of him). We were cheering for Mickey the whole time. There are some unpleasant events but I'm not going to spill the beans :). A couple things left out in the movie make me curious: why Coach Murphy's wife is never mentioned/seen and what happens to Lefty (the troublesome pitcher whom Mickey replaces) in the end. A Mile in His Shoes celebrates hope, faith, family, friendship, respect, and determination. I also hope it helps viewers understand people with Asperger's Syndrome better and stop teasing them/thinking they're weird. I highly recommend this heart-warming film. By the way, it is not a comedy but we laughed quite a bit. Entertaining and inspiring!

Website: http://www.amileinhisshoesmovie.com/

GIVEAWAY: You can win a copy of this awesome DVD! Ends 01/31 at midnight Pacific time. One winner will be chosen via random.org. Please make sure you leave your email address with your comment(s).

To Enter: Leave a comment letting me know if you know anyone with Asperger's Syndrome or why you would like to win this DVD.
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45 comments:

  1. My husband has a daughter from a previous relationship that has Asperger's. She lives in CA and we dont see her much yet this is a condition that is becomeing more widespread as time goes by....
    lynnnjoe(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  2. I liked the Christ Alone on Facebook
    lamatthews

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  3. https://www.facebook.com/lamatthews/posts/363288050364931

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  4. https://twitter.com/#!/LynnAnnMatthews/status/159818069127073794

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  5. No, I don't know anyone with this condition, but I think my family would enjoy the movie. narrowpathpilgrim@gmail.com

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  6. I liked "Christ Alone" on Facebook!
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  7. I followed you on Twitter @treasuredbyGod. narrowpathpilgrim@gmail.com

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  8. Retweeted on twitter. narrowpathpilgrim@gmail.com

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  9. I do know a middle schooler who has Asberger's. I am going to recommend this movie to my friend's mom. I think this movie would be an encouragement to them both! Thanks for your review.

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  10. Sounds good! We do know several children on the Aspergers/Autism spectrum, and my daughter works with these amazing children too. I'm heading over now to repost on my fb page, and to like yours if I haven't already! Blessings!
    Nancy

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  11. i don't know anyone but i feel it's good for my children to "meet" those who do so they can gain understanding.

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  12. tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/agodlyhomemaker/status/162340110485032962

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  13. facebooked it
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  14. Just watched the trailer ~ looks like a wonderful movie!

    No, I don't know anyone with Asperger's.

    Would love to win a copy; I'm always on the lookout for new movies for my family.

    Thanks for sharing!!!

    empowered_life (@) yahoo (dot) ca

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  15. Liked the movies FB page. :)

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  16. Followed on Networked blogs

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  17. Liked Christ Alone

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  18. Followed you on twitter :)

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  19. Shared the blog post on my FB page at:

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  20. Shared your blog post on my FB page at:

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  21. RT's your link on twitter :)

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  22. the world could always use more inspirational family movies!!!!
    i am your newer follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  23. I do not know anyone with Asperger's Syndrome. I think my family would enjoy this movie.

    jenny_anwar at yahoo.com

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  24. I like the movie's facebook page. Jenny 'Lemke' Anwar

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  25. GFC follower - jenny_anwar

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  26. twitter follower - jenny_anwar

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  27. Tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/#!/jenny_anwar/status/163798206516428800

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  28. I work with Special needs kids and they are all very dear to my heart.
    Janine
    janine.plummer@yahoo.com

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  29. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I work with many kids who have Asperger's and Autism. I would love to win this DVD to share with my family, friends and church members who don't understand the type of kids I work with. I also believe this movie could be share with some of my parents if presented with the right opportunity!
    sarahsmithstorm@gmail.com

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  30. Just followed you on twitter. @sarahsmithstorm

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  31. Following your blog on NetworkedBlogs!

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  32. I work in a group home with adults who have various special needs including autism, I will be buying this movie if I don't win to share with my team we are also a christian organization, and I aslo have a daughter who is 9.

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  33. i liked the fb page for the movie

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  34. i'm following via gfc follow me too at http://www.familytalesnotties.com/2012/02/tim-hortons-camp.html

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